Later I picked up 2 packages of toilet paper and a large package of paper towels. (sorry, no picture) The total was $50.97 + a $10 gift card for a future purchase. That makes the total $169.05. I will use the rest of my grocery budget for milk, fresh items, and any loss leader deals this month.
The new debt total for September is $16517. Certainly not dropping as fast as I'd like. When I consider that we spent money on plywood for Grandma's floors and we ate out some due to late nights working, I won't beat myself up about it.
The old adage that every penny counts seems to apply more and more these days. I find it's much harder to stretch my pennies into nickles. *smile* I find it encouraging to see grocery hauls and hear about others frugal adventures and I hope you do also.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations... keep moving forward, friends.